Arts

‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’ co-produced by current student Rachel Ward on Netflix

The 2017 film was distributed by A24 and stars Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda and Tommy Flanagan.

Sieben Columbia Films Screen in Cannes 2021

They are: Clara Sola, Murina, Libertad, Down With The King and Are You Lonesome Tonight? as well as the short films Céu de Agosto (August Sky) and Ma Shelo Nishbar (If It Ain’t Broke).

Alumna Lisa Cholodenko '97 directs three episodes of Netflix's 'Incredible'

Alumna Lisa Cholodenko '97 directed three episodes of the Netflix series Unbelievable, which premiered in September with rave reviews.

John Turturro, award-winning actor from O Brother, Where Art Thou? And The Big Lebowski, speaks online to graduates of the School of the Arts

Carol Becker, Faculty Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that John Turturro, the award-winning actor best known for his roles in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Big Lebowski, will be the speaker at the school's virtual graduate recognition, which will be posted online on Wednesday, May 20th at 2pm. The celebration will welcome the school's MFA graduates in film, theater, visual arts and writing, as well as MA graduates in film and media studies.

Undergraduate Alumnus Tze Chun '02 Showrunner for 'Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai'

Warner Bros. Animation is bringing back the 1984 classic Gremlins in a new animation show.

'DuckTales' Finale Written by Alumni Airs on March 15th, 2021

The final season of DuckTales, a series co-produced and written by alumnus Francisco Angones '11 and written by alumni Robert Snow '10, Christian Magalhaes '10 and Rachel Vine '06, will have a 90-minute series finale

Larysa Kondracki '01 (GS) zu Direct Mini-Serie, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'

Alumna Larysa Kondracki '01 will direct three episodes of the highly anticipated TV miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock, which premieres in May 2018.

'The White Tiger' by Professor Ramin Bahrani Appeared on Netflix in January

Set in contemporary India with sardonic undertones, the film revolves around the grueling rise of a Bangalore driver who emerges from lower Indian caste society to become a chauffeur and successful entrepreneur.

Two Columbia filmmakers win the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The winners were announced during the 36th Annual Awards Ceremony on April 22nd.

Ars Nova announces Melis Aker '18 as a resident of Play Group 2019

Alumna Melis Aker '18 joins Alumna Julia May Jonas '12 as a new member of the Ars Nova Plays Group 2019. The Play Group is a two-year residency where members become part of the Ars Nova resident artist community.

“Our Father the Devil” is entering the final phase of the College Cinema Initiative of the Biennale di Venezia

Our father, the devil (Mon Père, Le Diable), staged by alumna Ellie Foumbi '17, was selected as one of the four projects going through the final stages of the College Cinema Initiative of the Biennale di Venezia.

Alumni publish 'Film Quarterly' articles about the cast of JonBenet

The play is about Netflix's latest docu-drama, Casting JonBenet, about the mysterious death of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, in the winter of December 1996.

Eugene Ramos '07 Associate Writer für 'The Dragon Prince'

The Dragon Prince is an animated fantasy streaming series by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond. It is a story of two civilizations, one who possesses the power of magic and people who naturally have no access to magic.

28 films premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will premiere 27 films and an immersive AI project that will represent the work of Columbia University filmmakers in writing, directing and producing, as well as many other positions including Editor, Script Supervisor, Co-Producer, Unit Production Manager, Casting Director, Post Production Supervisor, Casting Director and Executive Producer.

“Mitte im Nirgendwo” by Professor Michele Palermo is making waves at festivals

It was named Best TV Show, Best Director, and Best Actress for Elena Wohl at the 2021 New York City International Film Festival and was voted Best TV / Webisode at the Hollywood Just 4 Shorts Festival in May of this year.

Frank Pugliese caught as the new showrunner for House of Cards

TV writing professor Frank Pugliese has been selected as the next showrunner on the critically and commercially acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards and works with writer Melissa James Gibson’91 GS.

Columbia Filmmakers in the official selection for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival

Four films by Columbia filmmakers are listed among the 56 films that were selected for official selection from a total of 2,067 films submitted.

Professor Daphne Merkin publishes new novel '22 minutes of unconditional love'

The novel follows the main character Judith Stone, who sinks into her and finally tries to break free of sexual obsession and control.

Professor James Schamus creates Spanish-language series for Netflix Mexico

The storyline for the series is being developed and filmed in Spanish with local crew and talent in Mexico.

Criterion Channel dedicates a program to streaming films directed by Bette Gordon

The special streaming program on the Criterion Channel on June 17th will highlight Gordon's influential role in the independent cinema community.